December 06, 2018 at 03:11 PM
By Mike D., Titleist Staff
Mike D., Titleist StaffAshland, MA
Hey Team Titleist,
As you can imagine, we’re pretty excited for the upcoming launch of the new 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x. We’ve been going non-stop testing prototypes, launching the balls on TOUR, taking over the Pro Am at the RSM Classic and watching Charles Howell III capture the first win for the new Pro V1 on the PGA TOUR.
It has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. And to add to the excitement, our golf ball fitting vans have been hosting some events across the country with a special twist – they’ve been fitting golfers into the new 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.
Luke Staudt, one of our expert fitters, sent us a quick note from the road after a recent event in Orlando with some great fitting stories and we wanted to share them with you. Check out the highlights below, and if you’ve been to one of our fittings, we’d love to hear your story too!
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Joe H. has recently been playing a golf ball from another brand. This comes after several years of playing a ball from the Pro V1 franchise. He found that the lower-spinning nature of the was beneficial in windy conditions as well as with the driver. When conducting our fitting, I found that Joe — a high-flight, high-spin player — achieved more optimal flight conditions with Pro V1. He was pleased to hear that the 2019 Pro V1 will address prior concerns related to driver performance. I also urged Joe to keep a close eye on short game control when comparing these two golf balls. He was excited to revisit Pro V1, especially considering the key improvements built into the 2019 model.
Eddie P. has played Pro V1 for many years, dating back to his competitive playing days in college. When talking with Eddie about what held priority when choosing a golf ball, he immediately mentioned short game feel. In addition, he enjoys seeing the ball have a more penetrating flight in the iron play. Pro V1 checked both of these boxes. Eddie still gravitated towards Pro V1 on the 50-yard shot, and found that Pro V1 flew through more of an ideal window visually. This served as confirmation that Eddie is in the correct model.
Brian M. came to our fitting with the intention of finding out whether Pro V1 or Pro V1x would be best for his game. He most commonly plays Pro V1. Brian, originally from Ireland, has always had a lower ball flight. He now splits his time between Ireland and Florida. Over time, developing a higher ball flight has been a goal of his. When working with Brian, we found improved iron trajectory numbers (spin and carry) with Pro V1x. He was pleased to hear that short game performance would not skip a beat with Pro V1x, as he mentioned the following: “To me, the green is everything.”
Tyler HAppleton, WI
Chris JWinter Haven, FL
Dale VEscondido, CA
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
Phil GOrlando, FL
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